Weather Averages for Maldives in September
Averages for Maldives in September
September represents the culmination of the wet season at the archipelago of Maldives. This is the rainiest month (only contested by December in rare occasions) and sees relatively little tourist activity for that reason. This results in rather low prices for tourists who opt to visit Maldives during September. During this month, average daytime temperature slightly drops from the summer averages down to 27 degrees Celsius. Midday peaks may reach as high as 29 degrees on a clear day, with rainy nights seeing lows going down to 25 degrees; rivalling January’s cold nights.
Sea temperature maintains its summer averages and floats around 29 degrees. Maldives enjoy 8 hours of daily sunshine during September, with skies that are almost always partially cloudy. The southwestern monsoon winds dominate the weather, bringing about heavy and frequent rains and skyrocketing humidity across the atolls. Monthly total precipitation for September amounts to a whooping 243 mm and heavy rainfall is expected during 14 days of the month.
Dates for the diary
Each September, the Hay Festival of Maldives debates and explores environmental issues and promote eco friendly, healthy and sustainable living in Maldives and abroad. During the festival, lectures by prominent artists, scientists and historians are given and various nature themed celebrations are held across Male and other major towns. The festival lasts for more than a week. The final day of the Festival is dedicated to upcoming artists with workshops for tourists and local students to come and learn more about film-making, publishing, writing and journalism.
Things to do
The islands and islets of Maldives may be small but they pack countless sights that wait to be discovered by tourists who seek out to explore them. Numerous walking tours are available across the nation with the most popular ones being tours that allow visitors to explore Maldives’ capital Male. Other walking tours take tourists across shallow lagoons on foot to explore tiny and uninhabited islets across more busy atolls.
Cycling is the preferred mode of transportation for many locals and tourists who wish to travel across the islands of Maldives in an eco friendly and intimate way. There are numerous providers of affordable bikes but your best bet to find affordable and dependable bikes is the Ride the World company that is based in Male. Ride the World also arranged cycling and biking tours across numerous islands on Ari atoll as well as the southern atolls.
Hit the beach
The beaches on the island of Soneva Fushi offer a wide array of activities for tourists and locals to enjoy. This beach is home to Maldives’ only planetarium and hosts perhaps the largest variety of water sports providers. This is one of the liveliest beaches, perfect for children of all ages as well as for water sports enthusiasts. Other highlights of the Soneva Fushi include a permaculture garden of organic fruits, a fine dining restaurant serving Japanese-Peruvian cuisine and so much more.
The Filitheyo island beach is alive day and night. With dive schools offering lessons and mini trips during the day and nightlife parties sparking up as soon as the sun goes down. The beach circles the island uninterrupted, creating a unique and multi-faceted landscape on which numerous activities take place.
Where to eat & drink
The Olive Garden hotel restaurant in Male serves local as well as Italian seafood, pizza and pasta dishes, making it a great and cosy eatery with a wide selection of dishes. The prices here are fairly low and the restaurant is most accommodating to families with young children as well as large tourist groups seeking timely dining.
The Aioli is a true fusion restaurant named after a sauce that holds together various flavours; exactly what the restaurant itself does. Here you will find adventurous and bold new dishes created by merging the best attributes of various international cuisines to create exciting and new culinary experiences. The restaurant’s friendly staff are eager to help you find the perfect fusion dish for you.
The nightclub at the eponymous W Retreat is famous for bringing internationally acclaimed DJs to blast the nights with unreal parties and tons of strong, catchy tunes. This popular establishment attracts a young crowd who often party it out until late in the morning.
Where to stay
The Six Senses Laamu is a fascinating exclusive resort in the southern section of Maldives. This 5 star all inclusive resort offers special package deals on seasons where vacancy is low, allowing even tourists on a strict budget to truly enjoy luxurious accommodation. The resort has a modern spa and offers a number of exclusive experiences to its patrons including snorkelling excursions and classy sports.
Located on a truly unspoiled islet, the Chaaya Lagoon Hakuraa Huraa is a secluded and superbly romantic retreat that welcomes newly weds on their honeymoon as well as couples who seek to renew their vows in a tropical setting. The on site bar hosts live music shows as well as its signature Maldivian culture evenings.
Perfect for couples seeking to unwind, the Meeru Island Resort & Spa is the sole Resort on the island of Meerufenfushi, North Male’ Atoll. Secluded and romantic, the Meeru is just is 1200 meters long by 350 meters wide and full of romantic activities. Visitors can choose from six different restaurants and the resort also offers private dining options.
A famous and internationally influential resort, the Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives is considered one of the best hotels on the Indian Ocean and one that has gained numerous awards and distinctions over the years. The resort’s world class spa rivals the best spas of the Mediterranean and even though staying here isn’t cheap, the Shangri-La's Villingili practically guarantees an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience.
Hyatt’s only 5- star luxury hotel in the Maldives is none other than the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa and is considered as one of the most popular top end complexes. Situated on a secluded island 400 kilometres south of Male this resort caters mostly to couples who sees some time away from others. The hotel’s Vidhun Spa offer unique Maldivian treatments that will impress as much as they will relax and pamper.